Links a la Mode and Other Things

Links a la Mode: Fashion links from Independent Fashion Bloggers.

Links à la Mode, August 13 by Kim Toomey

Many of you are still traveling and showing how travel boosts your creative pulse.  Another, embarked on a tour of a fashion golden age.  However, what most of the IFB bloggers were talking about this week was beauty… whether at home or in the salon.  The delight of treating oneself to a high-end salon blow out, pampering your skin and follicles with facial masks and hair color, and everyday beauty tricks like strobing or updating your look with the newest nail color.

I just love how this community shares their insight on blogging; from photography and increasing followers to creating a blogging collective.

We also had a couple good entertainment reviews.  One of the spoof variety and one of the deep-cuts fashion icon variety.  I’ll let you decide which is which.

And for those of you no longer traveling, but heading back to the office, move straight to the posts on how to liven up your cubicle style.

Links à la Mode, August 13

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In other news…

The wonderful Velvet from vvb32reads has nominated me for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the Award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions buy generic adderall from canada sent to you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten blogs.

Velvet’s Questions:

1. What book are you currently reading?


Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

2. In your current book, if you were one of the characters, who would you want to be?

I’m not sure I would want to be any of the characters, but I do really like Aza Ray Boyle.

3. In your current book, is an animal mentioned?

Yes, lots of birds.

4. What book is next on your reading list?

I like to read several books at a time, so I am, also, reading The Legacy of Us: A Novel by Kristin Contino. I will be reviewing it for BookSparks next week on the blog, so stay tuned.

The Legacy of Us

5. What book is your significant other (or other person in the house) reading?

Rich Dad Poor Dad by by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter is making the rounds in my house. Financial literacy is something my family is working on.

Rich Dad Poor Dad and financial literacy

6. Do you like to keep your books (horizontal) stacked in a pile or (vertical) standing upright on a shelf?

I’ve got books going every which way on my shelves, but I do prefer nice, orderly, vertical rows of books.

7. Who usually gives you a book as a gift (non-blogger)?

My family gives me books as gifts. I usually ask for one or two coffee table books for Christmas because they are books I would not otherwise splurge on.

8. Where do you usually buy your books (physical location)?

It’s a tossup between Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, although I tend to buy more specialty magazines than books there.

9. What dream location would you like to be while reading?

Someplace quiet. Perhaps a cozy spot by a fireplace with a mug of tea/hot chocolate/cider near by. It can’t be anywhere too exciting or else I won’t want to read.

10. Which current author(s) would you like to visit your local bookstore for a reading/signing?

Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, and as much as I would like to meet her, I would totally be freaked out if she showed up at my local bookstore since she is dead. I have no desire to meet a ghost. So, sticking to living authors, I would love to meet Rainbow Rowell and Neil Gaiman.

So, friends, I’m nominating all of you. Same questions. Answer in the comments below or do your own post. I’d love to hear about what you are reading!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award: What are you reading?

Thanks Velvet for nominating me!

P.S. Have you checked out my Chloe + Isabel boutique?

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